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South Somerset Community Speed Watch – Community Speed Watch

Enforcement, 2012

In an effort to increase public understanding of the need for better speed management, community speed watch schemes are being delivered across the country.

The aim of the Community Speed Watch scheme is to empower local people to mange excessive speeding in their own communities, by involving civilian volunteers in traffic monitoring duties.

Since the initial trial, conducted in 2001 in the village of Ash Somerset, volunteers trained to use police-supplied monitoring equipment the scheme has spread across the country.

In recognition of its innovation and example this year’s community safety award sponsored by Wincanton has gone to South Somerset Community Speed Watch